Our department is proud to announce that the report from the second phase of the Supporting Indigenous Business Project is now available.
The project aims to support a vibrant growing Indigenous business sector by exploring needs of Indigenous business owners and improving how they interact with government.
The first phase of the project was completed in 2018. It identified opportunities to address the challenges faced by Indigenous businesses.
The second phase of the project ran from July to November 2019. It focussed on developing solutions our department can implement to realise these opportunities. It also explored what future cross agency collaborative projects might look like.
Phase two included 4 work streams:
The project team engaged with over 20 Indigenous businesses and 600 government stakeholders. BizLab led the team, which included representatives of our procurement and financial policy team and Industry Growth division. The former Department of the Environment and Energy also contributed to the research.
We strongly encourage stakeholders with an interest in supporting indigenous business to engage with the insights of both phases of this exciting work.